EYEBROW LIFT SURGERY
Eyebrow lift raises sagging eyebrows, reduces frown lines between the eyes and places the eyebrows in a youthful position and rejuvenates the face above the eyes to restore a more refreshed appearance that better reflects a patient’s natural vibrancy.
Eyebrow lift, also known as Browplasty, is a procedure that targets loose skin and wrinkles on the forehead caused by age or inherited conditions to restore a more youthful and refreshed look above the eyes.
The surgery is generally performed on patients who are in the 40-60 age range to minimize the visible effects of aging that developed furrows, improves lateral hoods or frown lines due to muscle activity and stress.
During the consultation, the Cosmetic Surgeon will determine the type of eyebrow lift to undergo based on facial features, aesthetic preferences and what the patient is trying to achieve. The goal of the Plastic Surgeon is to help the patient achieve the most natural-looking results.
The eyebrow lift is an outpatient procedure usually performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the operation could take 1-2 hours depending on the type of brow lift.
Eyebrow lifts can be achieved in various ways:
Some Cosmetic Surgeons prefer using an endoscope which is a thin tube with a light and camera at the end and making small incisions through the hairline on the scalp.
The forehead skin is lifted allowing the muscle and tissue to be adjusted while correcting visible creases and furrows in the forehead. The resulting scar from the incision within the hairline is concealed.
Other Cosmetic Surgeons prefer using the open brow method by making incision across the forehead by lifting the skin then loosening the muscles and removing fat. The Surgeon then removes any extra skin, pulls the remaining skin and stitches the brow into its new position.
Typically, after 1 week of surgery stitches are removed. Patients can expect to feel sore and bruised following the surgery and the head might be loosely wrapped to minimize swelling and the head should be kept elevated.
Patients may experience slight pain and tenderness throughout the forehead. Bruising and swelling occur in the first 10 days after surgery and decreases after about 2 weeks.
Q: Who is a good candidate for a brow lift?
A: Candidates that look angry, tired or worried much of the time due to a low and heavy eyebrow.
Q: Will a brow lift give me a surprised look?
A: The goal of the Plastic Surgeon is to help the patient achieve the most natural-looking results.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: The duration of the operation could take 1-2 hours depending on the type of brow lift.
Q: How much pain will I have after surgery?
A: Patients will have mild tightness and soreness of the forehead that can be treated with medications that the Cosmetic Surgeon will prescribe.
Q: When can I return to work?
A: Patients should plan to take 1-2 weeks off from work for the swelling and bruising to decrease.